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> BTW, I don't know how to create a site but I guess it could be a very simple one.
> What do you think ?
Libraries are not an easy thing to do, unless you are just doing it for yourself
and by yourself. You have to test, document, have implementation standards of
some sort, etc... Getting more than one developer to agree on this kind of stuff
is difficult. Getting even just one developer to _do_ all of this stuff is
Adobe does have a place for posting scripts on its site somewhere. I've only
been back once since it was reorganized but it does look much improved. However,
those are completed ready-to-run scripts, not libraries.
If you were to do this, I would highly recommend sourceforge.net to host it.
They have all of the tools you need (including cvs and svn integration) and it's
all completely free. It's what I used to host my Photoshop scripting library and
scripts and I'm very happy with it. But, then again, I'm the only contributor so
managing it is usually fairly easy.
Hope this helps.
I am afraid I may have misused a word. By Library, I was meaning collections, like a book library, a place to store. Something similar to the site I gave. I realized that library is a software development term that may have confused my message.
A site gathering many pieces of scripts useful for newbies like me.
Anyway, I will have a look at sourceforge.net as you recomend.
I think it's a very good idea - a repository for snippets of code or
fully-fledged scripts. A wiki might suit - look at editthis.info or
wikispot.org - or a blog, where you have the possibility of tagging
posts with keywords. Both give the opportunity for almost anyone to
put things there.
another place where some organized (or even more likely unorganized) files
lingering around is probably not really useful.
keep in mind that most of the time you're searching a snippet for a special
problem and rarely looking through files finding a problem you want to handle...
i would say that a library as you recommended in your first post would be very
but as xbytor pointed out the maintenance is pretty much difficult and i'm
afraid there are not enough people to contribute.
i personally believe that this forum is a perfect place for searching
snippets, even if someone doesn't find it with the search function you can ask
the community for a hint.
> i'm afraid there are not enough people to contribute.
There are a lot of potential contributors here. The problem is to find a librarian.
> i personally believe that this forum is a perfect place for searching
> snippets, even if someone doesn't find it with the search function you can ask
> the community for a hint.
That's been my approach for ID. That and emailing a couple of friends when I
really get stuck :)
Loic, I think it is a great idea.
It is very odd that you mentioned it because I was just boring my partner with talk about the same thing. I think a Wiki is a great way of doing it because CVS will probably be unnecessarily complicated. Like you, I see lots of little snippets rolling by that are amazing and clever and elegant and I can see that putting them together to make a solution can often be a simple task.
If you like, I would be more than willing to collaborate with you on this project.
I don't know wiki so much but I will have a look as soon as possible.
If you are ready to go, ride in !
Anyone interested to join, here is my private mail :
loic_aigon X yahoo.fr (X is what you know)
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Welcome on board, I will have a look at 12/13h00 on wiki, come back with news asap.
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I started creating the wiki page. As you will see, it's quite empty right now. But as a few of you proposed, you can go to the page and help adding content :-)
I don't think this is something that belongs in the full Wikipedia. The page is marked for deletion already and is not likely to last long there. What's needed for this kind of thing is a separate wiki.
Ah gosh, Dave,
It's just that I don't know nothing about web stuff. I thought having found the perfect place to go :-(
Ok I get the concept of a separate wiki without knowing how to create it . Will keep searching.
I am so sorry, I have just seen right now your topic about the adobe wiki. I didn't mean to override you. I just didn't see it.
Why didn't you tell me I was so wrong :-)?
For the rest of readers who wouldn't have seen Dave's topic like me, I am burying my project as it has no meaning anymore.
The wiki I started has more-or-less atrophied. I've forgotten how to sign in to it, for example.
Whatever, It looked like quite consistent when I looked at it.
You're certainly welcome to add to it and extend it as you see fit. As is everybody.
Apparently I'm not that welcome.
I created a getopenid but got zip -- "No response", "Unable to verify", stuff like that. Did I do s'thing wrong?
I tried with "getopenid.com/[identity]" ([identity is mine, of course) and the elsewhere suggested variants "getopenid.com/[identity]" and "[identity].getopenid.com".
I recall finding the login process rather mysterious. I eventually managed to get in but about two months later I forgot my password and haven't been able to do anything since.
Perhaps we should start a wiki elsewhere.
I started one here:
back in CS2 days, but I was trying to do everything by hand and I soon gave up. Perhaps this would be a good place for us to use.
I think that anyone who wants to contribute (take over!) needs to request membership from me, but I think that is a fairly painless process.
Nice start, No more excuse right now for each of us complaining not to find this kind of place. Comparing to your experience & skills, I hope my contributions won't be too newbie like.
And most of all, I hope a lot of our fellows will join this movement.
I've just discovered that requests for membership of my existing wiki were being diverted to my Junk folder. As a result, it took me more than 24 hours to find and approve Martin's request. Now I know this is happening, I'll try to be more observant and responsive.
I remember now one of the reasons I kind of abandoned the wiki: I couldn't work out how to provide even minimal formatting for script examples. If someone knows how to do this (perhaps with some CSS -- that's what I've recently started using on my blog: http://jsid.blogspot.com), please share.
You are right, without formatting, it's not obvious :-(
Hope we find a solution quickly.